DULUTH - It was a birthday celebration for the oldest child-caring agency in Minnesota.
Duluth’s Northwood Children’s Services celebrated its 130th Anniversary Saturday.
Organizers said, since 1883 they have been providing professional care serving children with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges.
“We’re proud of what we do here, we have an array of programs and services. I think we do an outstanding job with the kids. And my main objective is to really have the community in general in Duluth to get to know us a little bit better. Been around a long time, we’re a large organization, but I don’t think we’re particularly well known,” Richard Wolleat, President of Northwood Children’s Services, said.
“I am just excited that it is the 130th anniversary and I get to be around here with everybody I’m friends with and Mr. Wolleat,” Keegan Herbek, student of the program, said. “My favorite part of being a student is after your first times here, you have a little bit of problems, but the staff here can help you.”
N.C.S. has served more than 30,000 children in its history.